From Brazil to Germany, New York to Ghana, Dialogues of Dispersal examines the intersections of gender and sexuality within Afro-diasporic communities. This interdisciplinary volume covers a broad chronological sweep, ranging from eighteenth-century slavery to twentieth-century social movements. The contributors provide innovative analyses of religion, popular culture, identity, maternalism, sartorial practices, and transnational networks. They interrogate colour and class issues, highlight the dynamics of inclusion and exclusion, and explore the politics of narration, performance and recognition. Dialogues of Dispersal marks a distinct departure from previous work in African Diaspora studies in its sustained analysis of how gender and sexuality complicate circuits of exchange. In the process, the volume underscores how diasporas are at once overlapping spheres of human experience and constructed sites of connection and engagement.
1. Gender, Sexuality, and African Diasporas: Sandra Gunning, Tera W. Hunter and Michele Mitchell.
2. Gendered Agendas: The Secrets Scholars Keep about Yorùba-Atlantic Religion: J. Lorand Matory.
3. Cartographies of Globalisation, Technologies of Gendered Subjectivities: The Dub Poetry of Jean ?Binta? Breeze: Jenny Sharpe.
4. ?If You Can't Pronounce My Name, You Can Just Call Me Pride?: Afro-German Activism, Gender and Hip Hop: Fatima El-Tayeb.
5. Creole Performance in Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands: Rhonda Frederick.
6. Colonial Matriarchs: Garveyism, Maternalism, and Belize's Black Cross Nurses, 1920?1952: Anne Macpherson.
7. ?Wearing three or four handkerchiefs around his collar, and elsewhere about him?: Slaves' Constructions of Masculinity and Ethnicity in French Colonial New Orleans: Sophie White.
8. Diasporic Brotherhood: Freemasonry and the Transnational Production of Black Middle-Class Masculinity: Martin Summers.
9. Gender in the African Diaspora: Electronic Research Materials: Patrick Manning.
Notes on Contributors
Series: Gender and History Special Issues
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 8th October 2004
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 228.73 x 157.92
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1